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Motorola ATRIX 4G Review

Motorola ATRIX 4G

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Motorola ATRIX 4G Review
Calling quality is average at best due to the prominent level of static heard in the background during phone calls on our end; though, we’re content with the boisterous output of its earpiece. Aside from the static interference, voices through the earpiece are neutral in tone and still audible, however, our callers did state that our voice sounded choppy on their end. Lastly, the speakerphone is more than prominent in volume, but there is still some noticeable static noise that muddies things down just a bit.

Luckily, we didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area. Meanwhile, it manages to retain a solid connection to the network with no adverse fluctuations in signal our review.

Carrying along a massive 1930 mAh battery, which complements its ridiculously fast dual-core processor, we’re glad to see some extended usage with the handset. After being fully charged, we managed to get 1 ½ days of normal use before the handset’s battery completely dissipated. With that, light users should easily get close to the two day mark, while heavy users can rest knowing they’ll get close to a day without having the urge of getting a refill.


Conclusion: 

We’ve got to hand it to Motorola once again as they carefully planned and thought out every aspect of the ATRIX 4G. Is it revolutionary? We wouldn't go that far, but it's downright awesome! This isn’t just another high-end Android smartphone out there on the market, it dives into new territory and takes the leap of faith by adding in some interesting new functionality that unanimously chops down borders with its webtop app and optional docks. For $199.99 on-contract, this is hands down the best Android smartphone on AT&T’s lineup. Sure we would’ve loved to see a better design for the handset, but considering that it’s crowned as “the world’s most powerful smartphone,” it’s quite a fitting remark – especially when its 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra2 processor makes it fly so rapidly in almost everything it does. Additionally, we love the new functionality that comes along with its multimedia and laptop docks. In fact, it’s daring and impressive at the same time! So if you’re looking for a smartphone right now, there is no reason why the Motorola ATRIX 4G should be on the top of your list.

Software version of the reviewed unit: Android 2.2.1, Build OLYFR_U4_1.2.6, Baseband N_01.77.05PPerformance:

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Pros

  • Innovative new functionality with its docks
  • Speedy dual-core NVIDIA Tegra2 processor
  • Sharp looking qHD display
  • Plenty of ways to share content
  • Above average battery life

Cons

  • Not that great HSPA+ upload speeds
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Motorola ATRIX 4G

Motorola ATRIX 4G

OS: Android 2.3.6 2.3.4 2.2
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PhoneArena rating:
9.5Excellent
Display4.0 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (275 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
1 GB RAM
Size4.64 x 2.50 x 0.43 inches
(117.75 x 63.5 x 10.95 mm)
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery1930 mAh, 8.8 hours talk time

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